<![CDATA[Virginia McKevitt-author - Virginia's Reviews]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:24:56 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Review of Damian's Oracle by Lizzy Ford]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:46:00 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-damians-oracle-by-lizzy-fordPicture

Damian's Oracle (War of Gods Book 1)
 A good read, May 9, 2015

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Damian's Oracle is the first book in the War of Gods trilogy and is a face paced and fun read. The characters are interesting and well developed and the plot was exciting and moved the story along nicely. Both leading characters are extremely strong, well one is a god, lol, but the female protag’s strength comes from within. Their romance has a natural progression that keeps you wanting more. The lack of explicit love scenes detracts nothing from the story. The story concept was unique and kept you interested. The only thing that I felt detracted from the story was the use of modern day slang by ancient gods but overall the story kept me turning the pages and wanting to know more. I give this unique story by Lizzy Ford 4 stars

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<![CDATA[Review of Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:43:32 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-fashionably-dead-by-robyn-petermanPicture
Fashionably Dead (Hot Damned Series, Book 1)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
 Laughter is the Best Medicine!, March 20, 2015

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First, I loved the cover and the blurb and the one liners and the characters and the whole book, lol. This is a laugh out loud funny read that you won’t be sorry you picked up. Paranormal fan or not, this is a great book that will lift up your spirits and make you feel good. I swear you will laugh so much, reading Fashionably Dead that people will wonder what you are reading. Who knew that quitting smoking could lead to such a funny and hysterical death. Did I mention I LOVED this Laugh-out-loud funny book!

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<![CDATA[Review of Oceans of Red by Willow Cross]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:40:47 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-oceans-of-red-by-willow-crossPicture

Oceans of Red Volume One
 Action packed paranormal read, March 10, 2015

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This unique story is set in the future. It’s full of action packed scenes and strong characters that you will learn to love. This first in the series starts out running and never looks back. Remy (one of three siblings) is a strong lead for the story to rely on and you won’t be disappointed with her sense of humor or her fighting skills. A short fun and easy read that you won’t be able to put down!

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<![CDATA[Review of Afterlife by Willow Cross]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:39:05 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-afterlife-by-willow-crossPicture

Afterlife (The Dark Gifts Companions Book 1)
 Packs a lot in a small package!, February 16, 2015

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This is a short, funny read and the prequel to Birthright, from the Dark Gifts Series. It is a great read and gives the back story to Angie and William. I couldn't put it down until the last page. Willow Cross packed a lot of wit and humor into this entertaining, fun read and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Five stars!

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<![CDATA[Review of Accidental Leigh by Melanie James]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:37:15 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-accidental-leigh-by-melanie-jamesPicture

Accidental Leigh: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Book 1)
 Need a Laugh?, February 4, 2015

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This first book in the series kept me laughing the entire story. Leigh is a teacher who after the death of her book boyfriend (killed off by her favorite writer) decides to try her hand at writing. She acquires an antique writing desk from a lady who just wants it gone and decides to resurrect her book boyfriend Vlad, but something is going wrong. The stories she is writing are coming true with hilarious, disastrous results.
This is a laugh out loud, funny read that you won’t be disappointed in. Get the tissues because you are going to need them. I was laughing so hard I was crying. Melanie James has written a sexy, funny adventure you won’t be able to put down. I would have liked a little more detail but given that it is a series I am sure there is a lot more to come. This is a 5 star read.

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<![CDATA[Review of Justified by Danielle James]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:35:40 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-justified-by-danielle-jamesPicture

JUSTIFIED
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
 Different for me but glad I read it, October 30, 2014

This review is from: JUSTIFIED (Kindle Edition)
I don't usually read this kind of book but I was given this book as a prize in a contest so I decided to do something different. The story is about a woman named Sarah who is in prison for killing her husband for domestic abuse. As with most abused women, Sarah feels she deserves whatever she gets and prison was on the menu. In comes Jon, her attorney who never gives up on her and does his damn to get her to see she was justified in killing her husband.
This book deals with domestic violence but is more about a woman's journey to self redemption and a man who wouldn't have it any other way. The story begins two years into Sarah's sentence and then reveals bits and pieces of back story in journals Sarah keeps during her time in prison, which gives you a personal look into the way Sarah sees herself, as a monster. Your emotions will run the gambit so be prepared. No spoilers but 5 stars should give you a clue.
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<![CDATA[Review of Her Dragon to Slay by Julia Mills]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:33:59 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-her-dragon-to-slay-by-julia-millsPicture

Her Dragon To Slay (Dragon Guard Series Book 1)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
 Dragonshifters, a different twist on a traditional love story!, September 13, 2014

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Rayne is a Dragonshifter and a commander in his unit of men who can shift into dragons when compelled too or at will. He is drawn to Kyndel, who has abilities of her own. He is injured while trying to protect her. She is drawn to Rayne against her better judgment and takes him to her home instead of the hospital. Sparks fly and the story becomes very steamy.

Ms. Mills is very descriptive in her writing and the characters are the driving force in the story. There are lots of twists and turns that will keep you interested and more Dragonshifters searching for their mates as the book takes it's time in moving the plot along.

The cover is amazing as are all in the series and you are instantly drawn to the books because of them. The inner dialogue was more than I was use too (hence the four stars) and it threw me off a bit but overall I think you will enjoy this sexy series.

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<![CDATA[Review of Fallen by S K Whiteside]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:31:53 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-fallen-by-s-k-whitesidePicture

Fallen - A Morbid Seraphic Short
 Heads Up Readers!, June 6, 2014

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Heads up readers. This is a 23 page short for the Morbid Seraphic anthology not a full novel. "Fallen" is a teaser to promote the anthology and the cover is what really caught my eye but on with my review.
An angel willing to give up his wings for human love. A woman who thought she wanted to be left alone. Malachi and Grace seemed destined to break all the rules. There is just enough here to pique your interest and in that sense, I want to read more.
There are some grammatical errors and an info dump here and there that pull you away from the story a bit but all in all I feel like this might be a precursor to a good story.

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<![CDATA[Review of The Lady Astronomer by Katy O'Dowd]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:29:51 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-the-lady-astronomer-by-katy-odowdPicture

The Lady Astronomer
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
 Whimsical and enjoyable steampunk read, April 1, 2014

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The Lady Astronomer is a fairytale for parents and children alike. You will find yourself transported into the strange life of Lucretia who is an astronomer with a crazy family consisting of a lemur, an owl and her two brothers Al and Freddie who are called to the city of Bath by Royal appointment to construct the largest telescope in the land. Lucretia finds herself held hostage and man mishaps delay construction, some funny and some not. Lucretia learns who her real friends are, finds a bit of love, overcomes tragedy and braves it all.
The dialogue the dialogue is fast paced and there is plenty of action. It is a cute Pipi Longstocking type of read that I as an adult enjoyed immensely. There is a good sense of humor, especially in the letter to the king where he was referred to as ‘Your Maj’.
Ms. O'Dowd based the story on some actual events but an explanation follows. There are references to fairy tale characters and bad guys are done well as is the steampunk machinery throughout the short fast read. I think any age group who likes fantasy will enjoy this book.
I would have given the book 5 stars except for a few mild distractions: grammar such as lie/lay where used incorrectly enough to catch my attention and the cast of characters was very large with initials for some of the names. Overall the book is enjoyable and a suggested read.

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<![CDATA[Review of Immortal Prophecy by Samantha Adams & Kay Fry]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:27:37 GMThttp://virginiamckevitt.com/virginias-reviews/review-of-immortal-prophecy-by-samantha-adams-kay-fryPicture
Immortal Prophecy (The Immortal Prophecy Saga Book 1)
 Vampires! Prophecy! Immortality!, February 28, 2014

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Ally DeCosta receives an awful reading from a fortune teller that comes true when her parents are killed. Five years pass and Ally is a scarred but strong-willed person who keeps everyone at arms length including her best friend Kat. She is a private investigator whose life always seems to be on the edge. Her life is in danger, threatened by an ancient vampire but guarded and rescued by a handsome stranger, James Carlisle. The vampire wants to destroy Ally before a prophecy she knows nothing about is fulfilled and before she can become an immortal.
Will James help Ally find out who she really is, or will the vampire, Vincent, destroy her and change everything? I enjoyed this story more than I thought I would. Ally is a strong character and the book is mostly written from her point of view. James is devoted and caring and Vincent is the bad guy we all love to hate.
The cover drew me in because it is truly beautiful. The series seems promising and except for some grammatical errors(the reason for the four stars) I found the story intriguing.
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